Mink - Chicken Predators - How To Protect Your Chickens From Mink

Minks belong to the Mustela family, which also includes stoats and weasels.
By BYC Support · Jan 10, 2012 · Updated Jun 12, 2013 · ·
  1. CajunChickenMama
    "Loss of our 6 week old chick trio last night"
    5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Aug 26, 2019
    We found that 2 of our 3 chicks were gone. Feathers and meat at the few 1" holes in the dog cage coop remained. The 3rd chick was still present but had to be put down due to life threatening injuries underneath her chest, wings and rear end. Our 5 bigger chickens are 17 weeks and in a more secure cage, but we'll set a trap this evening. We're in Southeast Louisiana, between Baton Rouge and New Orleans.


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  2. Root's Roost
    "Great info about Minks"
    5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Oct 7, 2018
    I didn't know they they could squeeze through a 1 inch hole! Yikes!
  3. ronott1
    "Good article!"
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Aug 7, 2018
    Helpful article on Minks as a poultry predator
  4. mrs_organized_chaos
    "Good general overview"
    3/5, 3 out of 5, reviewed Jul 26, 2018
    This is a good article to get a general overview of mink.
  5. 007Sean
    "Mink - Chicken Predators"
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Jul 20, 2018
    Would have given this article a 5 star rating had it not had too many typos. Well written, and thought out.

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